Can I Say

Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums

by Travis Barker, Gavin Edwards

On Sale: 10/20/2015

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Can I Say

Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums

by Travis Barker, Gavin Edwards

On Sale: 10/20/2015

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About the Book

Travis Barker’s soul-baring memoir chronicles the highlights and lowlights of the renowned drummer’s art and his life, including the harrowing plane crash that nearly killed him and his traumatic road to recovery—a fascinating never-before-told-in-full story of personal reinvention grounded in musical salvation and fatherhood.

After breaking out as the acclaimed drummer of the multiplatinum punk band Blink-182, everything changed for Travis Barker. But the dark side of rock stardom took its toll: his marriage, chronicled for an MTV reality show, fell apart. Constant touring concealed a serious drug addiction. A reckoning did not truly come until he was forced to face mortality: His life nearly ended in a horrifying plane crash, and then his close friend, collaborator, and fellow crash survivor DJ AM died of an overdose.

In this blunt, driving memoir, Barker ruminates on rock stardom, fatherhood, death, loss, and redemption, sharing stories shaped by decades’ worth of hard-earned insights. His pulsating memoir is as energetic as his acclaimed beats. It brings to a close the first chapters of a well-lived life, inspiring readers to follow the rhythms of their own hearts and find meaning in their lives.

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Critical Praise

“(A) riveting, brutally honest memoir.” - Billboard

“Written with ROLLING STONE contributor Gavin Edwards, Can I Say is a fascinating look into the life of a talented, hard-partying musician who has beaten the odds several times.” - Rolling Stone

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062319425
  • ISBN 10: 0062319426
  • Imprint: William Morrow
  • On Sale: 10/20/2015
  • Pages: 416
  • List Price:35.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Punk
  • BISAC2 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BISAC3 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians

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